Monday, December 5, 2016

Wouldn't That Be "Sweet" Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Thank You cards badge winners!

It's getting to be a busy, busy time of the year! We hope that you find a bit of time to craft and make cards.  Our theme this time is "Wouldn't that be SWEET?"  We want to see cards that have something sweet on it like a cupcake, candy, cookies etc.  You can make your card any theme as long as it has something sweet!

To inspire you, our designers have created a tasty and yummy buffet of SWEET cards! Please click on each designers' blog name for more details about their card creation and while there we'd love for you to leave some comment love.




 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse





Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 



Sherry, Bits of Cheer

  


We'd love to see your  SWEET cards. Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you are a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. Challenge ends Sunday, December 18,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central  Time. 

Leave a comment and link your "SWEET" card in the linky below. Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.


Thank You Badge Winners

Thank you for your beautiful Thank You cards for our last challenge!  So many to choose from but after tallying the votes, we had our one FIRST CLASS card!

Congratulations to #9 Carol
Our First Class Badge Winner
We loved this beautiful  Thank You card with the amazing leaves in such pretty colors!

Carol, you may grab the First Class Badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog and again, Congratulations!


The Cards in Envy Designers then each picked their one personal favorite card from all the entries.  Here they are in no particular order:

#8 Kathy S, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite


#15 Jessica L, In the Mailbox as Sybrina's Personal Favorite


#7 Carol L, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#10 Andrea W, In the Mailbox as Lisa & Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#9 Carol, In the Mailbox as Annie & Kristie's Personal Favorite


#1 Wendy B, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#13 Leanne H, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite

Congratulations! In the Mailbox winners, grab your badge below to proudly display on your own blog!

A big thank you to all of you for playing along during this busy time of the year. We appreciate it so much and hope that you will join us again for future challenges and for our new challenge that starts today--"Wouldn't That Be Sweet?"

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thank You Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Just Pumpkins Badge Winners!


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge here at Cards in Envy and since this is the week of our Thanksgiving holiday here in the USA, we are looking for THANK YOU CARDS.  They can be any size, any shape but MUST be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.  Your thank you card can be for any season, not just Autumn or "Thanksgiving."

To inspire you, our designers have created a lovely selection of Thank You Cards! Please click on each designers' blog name for more details about their card creation and while there we'd love for you to leave some comment love.





 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse











Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 




Sherry, Bits of Cheer









We'd love to see your  Thank You cards. Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you are a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. Challenge ends Sunday, December 4,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central  Time. 

Hi cardmakers and those entering our challenge, I don't like to use bold type and large letters but I need to address a message below and want to make sure you see it:

Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your entry name.  If you do not, if possible, I will change it and may only use your first name. Thank you.


Just Pumpkin Badge Winners

Well we did have a much smaller group of participants for our Just Pumpkins card challenge.  It is a busy time of the year and we are okay with that. We are thrilled for the ones that did find the time to join us and hope the others will be back soon.  Since it was such a small group, we turned in less votes and narrowed it down to just a few badge winners.

Congratulations to our First Class Badge Winner:
#8 Kathy S!
We loved Kathy's beautiful card with the unique pattern, fall leaves and pumpkin and her "heartfelt thanks" sentiment!

Kathy, grab the First Class Badge below to proudly display on your own blog! And again, congratulations!


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Next the designers picked their one personal favorite from all the entries. Here they are in no particular order.
Congratulations to:

#10 Heather, In the Mailbox as Sybrina, Annie and Sherry's Personal Favorite


#7 Andrea W, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#8 Kathy S, In the  Mailbox as Kathy, Marilyn & Lisa's Personal Favorite



In the Mailbox badge winners, grab your badge below to proudly display on your own blog and again congratulations!



Thank you to each of you that played along with this challenge.  We have a new challenge that has started with a theme of "Thank You."  We'd love to have you join us again and on future challenges too!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, November 7, 2016

Just Pumpkins! Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Purple & Green Badge Winners.

Hello and welcome to another card challenge with us here at Cards in Envy!  This time we'd love to see your cards that feature PUMPKINS. And even though our challenge theme says "Just Pumpkins" we don't mind seeing other things with your pumpkin or pumpkins as long as a pumpkin is the star of your card!  Remember cards can be any size and any shape but need to be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Our Cards in Envy Designers have once again created an awesome lineup of cards to inspire you and to help you get started on creating a card or two for this challenge.  Please click on the blog name by each designer to go to their blog for more details about their card and leave them some comment love to let them know you stopped by.

One more thing....IMPORTANT.....Cards in Envy is just for the challenge of creating a card that meets our theme and flat requirement. We only award badges to our winners but now an then one of the designers will offer a prize.  Not often but occasionally.  This time there IS a prize giveaway on one of the designers blog post and you'll have to visit each one to find the giveaway.  Please note that the links below are to their blog and not the specific Cards in Envy post so you may have to scroll down a bit once you land on their blog to find it. Happy Hunting and we'd love to see your Just Pumpkin card linked here for our challenge.





 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse










Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 





Sherry, Bits of Cheer







We'd love to see your  Just Pumpkins cards. Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you are a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. Challenge ends Sunday, November 20,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central  Time.